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Verlorenvlei is a closed coastal estuarine-lake and marsh system fed by an intermittent allogenic river. The estuary mouth lies along the Atlantic Ocean. Verlorenvlei is one of the largest natural wetlands along southern Africa's west coast, and it is one of the few coastal freshwater lakes in South Africa. The wetland regularly supports over 5 000 birds and occasionally it holds over 20 000, including over a thousand waders of at least 11 different species.
BirdLife International (2022) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Verlorenvlei Estuary. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 29/01/2022.